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Photography and Passion

Photography has been a living passion in the lives of many. A sheer driving force in the backbone of those always striving for perfection in bringing a reproduction of something existing or created to life in the form of a visual art piece. An ever evolving art form and a rapidly expanding medium ensures the serious enthusiast and professional a growing and endless array of knowledge and expertise to create images that have the potential to evoke emotion which in turn makes the art limitless. Just as this art form evolves and recreates itself, so does CWPhotography.



Sunday, November 20, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

I was invited by Rich and Sam to photograph their brand spanking awesomest beyond RAD new offices a few weeks ago for use on their website and to enter into the Archtizer competition for the worlds coolest offices. What an opportunity to be able to work, even just for a few hours, in this CRAZY but cool environment. No, I did not use the slide or shoot the range or use the fireman's pole or play the arcade game or page through the playboys in the lounge area or rock it out on the rock stage, I did not get tattooed in the tattoo parlour either, yes, they have their own tattoo parlour that runs once a month. I was there to take photos, but I was damn tempted...I'll be back there again for a portrait session, so I will at least try the slide and the fireman's pole.
The Tree house you see here is Rich's office, he is the CEO of Missing Link
To view click here Missing Link & the Archtizer competition
Thanks Sam and Rich for the great opportunity to shoot this space and for entrusting me with this awesome project!















Saturday, October 15, 2011

Food photography - Moyo menu and web shoot - Copyright Moyo - Photos - Chris Wessels













I did this shoot almost a year ago, crazy, time flies and then you remember to breath....
Here are just a few shots of the 2 day shoot done at Moyo, Melrose Arch.
Thank you Dries from Moyo for the oppertunity and for all your hard work and styling on the shoot.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Watch photography - Copyright - Pop2Position - Photos and retouching - Chris Wessels

These are two recent watch images that I shot for Pop2Position. Watches are challenging, but it's something that I like shooting, very different to jewelery, but also very similar.


Thanks Terri and Karein for the assignment.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Township Jive - Copyright - PWC - Photo - Chris Wessels

Did this shoot for PWC last year for a Media Publication in Kaalfontein/Thembisa, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Street life there is something else, beautiful vibe and the friendliest, help full people.
This is but one of the many images and also happens to be my favourite. Will try to add a few more soon.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Jenna Clifford - Mr. & Mrs. collection - Copyrighted - Photo & Editing - Chris Wessels

The new Jenna Clifford collection, all stunning pieces and holds true to the brand, here are a few shots done recently which is shot on black to differentiate it from the other JC collections which is normally photographed on white.
Go here to see the rest of the collection - Mr & Mrs







Thursday, June 2, 2011

Coffee Break - Copyright - Avanti Cafe - Photo - Chris Wessels

I Love my coffee and sometimes wish I could justify the cost of installing a proper coffee machine. The Barista who prepared these Delicious cuppachino's made me more than one perfect cup on this day, I normally ad sugar to my coffee, but with the perfect cup that Nicodemus Nabakue made me, adding sugar would be a sin.
Whenever I leave a shoot at Avanti and John Frater (the host and part owner), I have the shakes, cause one cup is never enough.

Monday, May 30, 2011

1886 - Johannesburg. Copyright - 1886 - photos-Chris Wessels

1886 - The city was formally established in 1886 with the discovery of gold and the Witwatersrand reef. After the discovery, the population of the city exploded, and Johannesburg became the largest city in South Africa. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Johannesburg

I had the opportunity to shoot some city scenes with Lauren Winchester from The Red Phone to collaborate with her new venture. Can't say allot about it other than exciting things are about to happen.
Here are a few images from the day. I know I have mentioned this before, but....I LOVE JOZI!!!

We literally walked all over town from one building to the next. I had loads of fun and will be doing round two soon.










Will be back sometime to post some more, but until then.....ciao

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Nando's Grocery - Copyright - Nando's - photography & retouching - Chris Wessels


This was an exciting shoot I did During November 2010. This shoot is in aid of the international launch of the new Icon bottle for the famous Nando's Peri Peri range. Thanks to Nicolette from Nando's Grocery for making this happen and helping to source props and for the use of her home for the shoot and to Genevieve for her input in the creative process. Here are the results of some sweat, hardly any blood and no tears...













Thanks to Nicolette Wandrag & Genevieve Lecolle-Brown.